Here are a few of the publications and presentations of Oates Associates.
FETC 2016, ISTE 2015, FETC 2015, ISTE 2014, FETC 2013
Teachers who teach in Spanish language--with native speakers or second language learners--are invited to share what they use so all can increase tech use in Spanish language classrooms. The moderator will share some examples. Each person will have up to three minutes to show a few sites and comment on experiences with students. Examples include Aula 2.0, Eduteka, International Children's Digital Library, NASA en español, BrainPOP en español, and others contributed from the audience.
Here's a link to one presentation, a 90-minute workshop at ISTE2015.
Here's a link to FETC2015 presentation in January 2015: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m153ubl90ep6m2i/FETC15_Share%20Spanish%20Resources-Oates-Jan2015.ppt?dl=0
Link from title goes to an older presentation stored on scribd.com.
Thanks to the Internet, students today can acquire and share knowledge in ways teachers could not have dreamed of 50 years ago.
"Class, it's time for your test on our study of Africa. Number a paper from 1 to 50. I am projecting a map of Africa on the screen. For number 1, write the name of the country and its capital. Do the same thing for each of the other numbers. You have 30 minutes to fill in all the country names and capitals."
That was how my junior high school social studies teacher in Lawrence, Kansas, tested my knowledge of Africa in the early 1960s. Being good at memorizing information, I was able to score a top grade on that test. You might recall that Africa at that time had many British, French, Dutch, and Portuguese colonies. Since I took that test, many of the names have changed and new boundaries have been drawn.
I don't remember learning a lot about the people in these places and how South Africa might differ from Egypt, being at opposite ends of the continent. We learned some basic things—that oil came from Nigeria and diamonds from South Africa and that pyramids were in Egypt. But had no sense of the diverse peoples, history, terrain, or religious issues on this large continent.
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Rita has done multiple half-day and all day workshops on grantwriting to help schools and districtswin grants. She prefers to do a PD session with staff so your school builds internal capacity. She also offers assistance in grantwriting on a limited basis.
View three webinars on Grantwriting presented through edWeb.net in the GetEdFunding.com online community: http://home.edweb.net/?s=oates
Presentation on Parenting 2.0 at FETC 2011
webinars, presentations at conferencea
You may know Twitter, but do you know about hashtag chats? What Online Communities of Practice can be great places for you to learn and share? Rita helped with the Emerging Technologies Committee of CoSN in the report on Online Communities of Practice. She has done webinars to help educators get started with Twitter and has also done conference presentations.While these will not replace rigorous and research-based professional development - nor should they - these new online communication channels offer powerful professional "craft talk" that is often missing from faculty lounges in schools.
Policy and Leadership strand presentation
Global Education Conference, Nov. 2010
From the perspective of a district-level leader, what do you need to do to spread global education teaching strategies across many classrooms and schools? As a former administrator in a district bigger than 13 states, Rita has practical suggestions that can be used for deployment across more than just one school.
PowerPoint slides (click on title to download the slides)
PowerPoint presentation at FETC 2011
How can you increase student success in English language arts by leveraging Web 2.0 tools? Join online, collaborative communities of language arts teachers to get ideas and strategies. Rethink literacy activities using web 2.0 tools and critical thinking techniques. Project-based learning, online forums, and other strategies will be shared. This session will show possible paths to enable powerful web-based tools enter teaching and impact student learning, including "Critical success factors."
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears blog
What is it like to go to school in the dark, see the sun come up after 10 a.m., watch it go down before 2 p.m., and then go home in the dark? Do elementary students go outside for recess in Arctic areas? If so, what do they wear, and what activities do they do? How does that compare with what your students do outside during the school day?
Rita has done many workshops on helping high school students find their voice and tell their stories using words, pictures, videos and other multimedia forms. Her focus is on students in a course such as Introduction to Journalism or Storytelling. She includes career-oriented information such as how to get published for money in print and other publications, depending on the wishes of the workshop organizers. In the past, she created a course on writing for publication that was used as a distant education course by Indiana University and also taught in a classroom at Indiana.
Rita is the Florida representative to ISTE from the organization called FSTE. You can join: http://www.fste.org
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